Monday, December 20, 2010

Thank You For Your Support

2010 is ending, and we would like to take this time to thank you for your continuous support, positive feedback and thoughtful comments. We also want to thank our guest bloggers and writers who have contributed some of the most electrifying articles, which have made this Blog very popular among our followers.

We are taking a well-deserved break and will return on January 3, 2011 with some more fantastic articles, news and interviews along with more fun and entertaining features.

Seasons’s Greetings and have a Safe, Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

One World Singles Magazine Blog Staff

Monday, December 13, 2010

Top 5 Dating Apps for Women

Getting a date is only the first step. Making sure that it goes well and is another hurdle in itself. To make sure that the whole process goes smoothly, check out these great apps that can help you from excusing yourself from a date gone wrong to learning how to charm his socks off.

Charm Him. Even if you're certain you've found the man of your dreams, the trick is to not only to get him to notice you, but to keep him interested. This neat app promises to help women learn how to woo your date from beginning to end by teaching the tricks and the trade of attraction and romance. The app separates advice into several categories, including conversation, fashion and grooming, body language, storytelling and theory and mindset. It also tells you what not to do. Cost: 99 cents

Excuse me. For those times when you could really need an escape from your disaster date, download this app that places fake calls and texts to your phone. But unlike its competitors, this app not only lets you set a timer and shows a "slide to answer" screen, but is also offers an indistinguishable voice on the other end (so it seems like a real phone call). So if the date is going all wrong, get out when you can. And if it's going perfectly, then just ignore the call and score some brownie points for being a very attentive date. Cost: $1.99 

Coverup. In the beginning, both parties try to pretend that neither of them releases any kind of gaseous bodily odors or emissions. While we are all human and know what generally happens behind a closed bathroom door, this clever apps let's you keep up the charade for extended period of time by generating "appropriate" bathroom noises such as flushing, running water and the soft buzz of a hand dryer to disguise another kind of err, "un lady" like sounds. Cost: $0.99

Date Check. Afraid you'll end up with a total creeper? Download this free app to do a free background check on your date, including criminal records, details about home ownership and property, and other important information. Cost: Free

Little Black Book. For those of you who like to juggle dates, keep names and faces organized with this handy app. It not only lets you store a list of everyone you've ever dated, but it also lets you attach ratings, pictures, and "information" section where you can put enter your dates' favorite foods and size. What makes this app so special is that it even includes a locking system in case there is a particular person you don't want to end yup drunk dialing. Cost: $4.99

This guest post is contributed by Vanessa Jones, who writes on the topics of dating sites. She welcomes your comments at her email address: vanessa.jones42@gmail.com

Monday, December 06, 2010

Meet Stephanie Casher, Author of When Love Isn't Enough

Stephanie Casher, Author
In December 2009, three authors joined forces to form The Pantheon Collective (TPC), an independent publishing and author services company. In their first year of operation, the trio successfully published SELLOUT by James W. Lewis, which is getting rave reviews at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982719302 and is happy to announce the release of its second novel, When Love Isn’t Enough, by Stephanie Casher.


When Love Isn’t Enough, a love story at its core, explores what happens when life and circumstances conspire to interrupt the path of true love. Set in Santa Cruz, CA, with a multicultural cast of characters, this novel tackles the themes of love, friendship, and relating in general. It is a heartbreaking tale of true love, terrible timing, impossible choices, and how you find the strength to go on when you discover that, sometimes, love isn’t enough. You can read the first three chapters at http://issuu.com/biglew1971/docs/wl1st3chaps


Stephanie Casher is a freelance editor and author of multicultural women’s fiction. She has a BA in Sociology with a Minor in Education from UC Santa Cruz, and won the Dean’s Undergraduate Award for her Senior Honors Thesis “Negotiating Identity and Cultural Capital: The Social and Structural Factors


Affecting the Educational Attainment of Bi-Racial Men of African-American Descent.” She is in the process of completing the Professional Sequence in Editing through UC Berkeley Extension. Currently living in Santa Cruz, California with her partner and two cats, Stephanie tries to spend as much time as possible in nature. When she’s not climbing mountains, swimming in the ocean, or wandering through the forest, she spends her free time dabbling in Astrology, hanging with her amazing nephews, and meditating on how to make the world a better place. To placate her inner gypsy, Stephanie travels extensively in search of inspiration. When Love Isn’t Enough is her debut novel.


One World Singles Magazine Blog had the opportunity to meet up with Stephanie to talk more about her book:


Q. What inspired you to write WHEN LOVE ISN’T ENOUGH?


A. Honestly, I started writing this book as therapy. My first experience with true love and finding my soul mate was somewhat traumatic, and I’ve always been someone who turned to writing for catharsis and healing. This novel started out as an extended journaling exercise, which ended up taking on a life of its own.


Q. So WHEN LOVE ISN’T ENOUGH is a true story?


A. Yes and No. For this novel, I definitely drew heavily from my life and experiences when crafting the storyline and the characters, but the story is not autobiographical. I changed and embellished enough of the plot to ensure plausible deniability and protect the innocent. ;)


Q. WHEN LOVE ISN’T ENOUGH is not the typical romance…what makes this book unique?


A. WHEN LOVE ISN’T ENOUGH is not a romance at all, technically. The primary rule in the romance genre is that the story "must have a happy ending." So by that definition, I cannot call this a traditional romance novel. But it is a love story, and a coming-of-age story, and there is a lot of romance in it. I felt it was important to tell a "realistic" love story, because in reality, happily ever after is much harder to come by. So what then? When do you decide its time to walk away from love, and how do you move on from a broken heart? I think these issues are very relevant, because that is what most of us experience in real life.


Q. Why should romance lovers pick up this book?


A. Because at the end of the day, WHEN LOVE ISN’T ENOUGH is a love story. The characters believe in true love, and yearn for true love, and pursue it with every breath they take. While people usually pick up a romance novel as some form of escapism, WHEN LOVE ISN’T ENOUGH provides a similar form of escape into someone else’s trials and tribulations, but with the added benefit of being able to learn from the characters’ mistakes, to possibly avoid some of those mistakes in their own life. It's about growth, triumph, and female empowerment as much as it is about finding/keeping the guy, and I think that is a message that MORE women need to be exposed to, that love should never be at the expense of your own sense of self or self-worth. So while it's not a fairytale, I believe the message is timely and has value, especially for young girls. I'm confident that everyone who reads it will find something in the story they can relate to.


Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule and sharing your journey in writing with our readers. Best wishes to you and The Pantheon Collective.


From the Back Cover - When Love Isn’t Enough:


Samantha’s second year of college started with heartbreak and betrayal. Lost, lonely, and robbed of all joy, she’d completely given up on ever finding love again when a chance encounter put her in contact with the man who would change her life.

Tony never believed in love at first sight – until he laid eyes on Samantha. But within moments of meeting her, he knew without a doubt that she was the woman he was put on this earth to love. There was only one problem – Angela, his girlfriend of five years.

Tony doesn’t want to hurt Angela, with whom he shares a rich history, but his connection to Samantha is undeniable. Angela, however, is not about to let the love of her life go without a fight.

When desperation takes a tragic turn, a chain of events unfolds that changes the course of all three of their lives forever. It is a heartbreaking tale of true love, terrible timing, impossible choices, and how you find the strength to go on when you discover that, sometimes, love just isn’t enough…



If you enjoy the work of Trisha Thomas, Mary B. Morrison, and Donna Hill, you should definitely check out the exciting debut novel from Stephanie Casher. And stay tuned for the sequel, SOUL MATES, coming from TPC Books in Summer 2011.


For an autographed copy of When Love Isn’t Enough go to TPC Website. You can also special order the book from any bookstore. Just go to the information desk, give them the name and title, and they can order it for you to pick up later. :)


Now, through the end of the year, when you purchase an autographed copy of When Love Isn’t Enough ($11 plus shipping), you can get a copy of SELLOUT by James W. Lewis for only $10! A set of books would make great gifts for the book lovers in your life, don’t you think?


Links:

www.pantheoncollective.com
http://www.stephaniecasher.com/
www.facebook.com/whenloveisntenough
www.facebook.com/stephaniecasher
www.twitter.com/stephcasher
www.shewrites.com/profile/StephanieCasher
www.youtube.com/scasher
http://www.amazon.com/
http://www.bn.com/
http://www.goodreads.com/


For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact


pantheoncollective@gmail.com
mailto:author@stephaniecasher.com
stephcasher@gmail.com

Monday, November 29, 2010

Phaze Books Accepting Interracial Erotic Romance for Mid-Late 2011 Release


Now in their sixth year of providing quality erotic romance and women's erotica to discerning readers, Phaze Books looks forward to the future.

Especially known for their best-selling interracial romance titles by favorite authors like Bridget Midway, Marie Rochelle, and Zena Wynn, it is their hope to continue offering the smartest, sexiest I/R novels and stories for e-Book lovers.

Authors are invited to submit works of 15K words and higher for inclusion in their growing catalog of I/R titles. They want characters that provoke the reader and each other, romance and conflict that turns pages, and explicit sex that forces readers to wear oven mitts while holding their e-readers!

Sub-genres are definitely welcome within I/R, too! They would love to see historical, BDSM, ménage á trois, futuristic and shape-shifters and even steam punk! Take your HEA couple on a wild ride and show them your best work.

Though their most popular titles feature the BW/WM pairing, Phaze Books also welcomes books featuring other multicultural combinations: Asian, Hispanic, Native American, etc. The standard no-nos apply (no incest, pedophilia, positive rape, bodily waste fetishes). Interested authors are invited to visit their guidelines at http://www.phaze.com/ for formatting details.

When you're ready, submit your cover letter, completed novel, and synopsis/marketing history to submission@phaze.com. Thank you!

Phaze Books
http://www.phaze.com/
Exceptional Erotic Fiction


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Today is Blog Jog Day - November 21, 2010


Thank you for stopping by! Please explore everything this Blog has to offer, then jog on over to Author’s Box created by Carol Denbow who is the author of six books, most on book writing, publishing and marketing. On this day only, she will be offering a 50% discount on ALL of her books. If you would like to visit a different Blog in the jog, go to http://blogjogday.blogspot.com/



Monday, November 15, 2010

A Holiday Special



Get a 20% discount off Shades of Deception, a collection of ten fictional short stories centering on diverse men and women who in their speedy search for love, romance and bliss, become the targets and victims of deceit, betrayal, fraud, revenge and scandal. Each chapter tells a story as to how ordinary citizens who are sophisticated, successful and financially smart fall prey to insightful predators that use love, romance, lust and money as embellishments to destroy lives. Offer will expire on December 31, 2010.


Read what one person had to say about Shades of Deception: "Really a fantastic novel. A mirror to the real world. I hope it can be translated into Chinese."

By Achates on 12/13/09


Excerpt from The Woman Behind the Red Curtains, one of ten short stories from Shades of Deception:


People in the neighborhood were fascinated with the house on the corner, which had been unoccupied for three years. The property, with its strange past and lingering questions, had neighbors speculating as to what really happened to the couple who once lived there. Rumor had it that Mr. and Mrs. Awa were celebrating their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on a hot summer night. One hundred guests attended the gala, and one of the invitees was an alluring young woman. Her stunning features captivated most of the men at the party, and Mr. Awa had fallen for the enticement. She was twenty-three; he was fifty. They started to talk, and before anyone knew it, the two snuck off to the basement and went at it like a heifer and a bull in heated passion. She had such a grip on him that the lovemaking lasted for almost two hours. He never experienced this type of fulfillment, not even with his wife, who never missed him because she was busy attending to their guests. Being in a state of erotic bliss, he was ready to leave his spouse and live merrily ever after with the young female. Almost losing track of time, the husband rushed back to his wife and company. Ten minutes later, the young woman followed like a silkworm coming out of her cocoon. When the party was over, the husband announced to his wife that he no longer loved her, wanted a divorce and was gone the next day. One week later, his wife vanished. It was a mystery as to where the couple went. Many surmised that the wife might have done away with her husband, or he might have run off with his young lover. Since the couple only lived in the house for five years and kept to themselves, neighbors never got to know them. The duo would never speak to anyone and would spend weekends at Martha’s Vineyard, where most of their friends lived. The Awas were a strange match in heaven, to say the least. People would refer to them as the creepy crawler twosome, because they would sneak out of their house to avoid running into the neighbors.


The one hundred year old Victorian style single-family house was located in Central Brooklyn, New York, a thriving village made up of professionals, artists, retirees and business owners. Built in 1901, the 4,090 square feet three-story property had 9 furnished bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 total full baths, 1 total half bath, and a finished basement. There were carpet, marble, and linoleum floors, a spacious kitchen with a refrigerator and stove, an open dining area, and an airy living room where an imported crystal chandelier hanged. What made the home even more distinctive were its hardwood floors, decorative stairs, multi-colored walls, patterned ceilings and its steep roofing. Throughout the house were Victorian and modern furnishings, African and Native-American paintings, and exquisitely handcrafted treasures from every corner of the world. It was never quite clear who owned the house. The neighbors assumed the couple was the rightful title-holders, but when they disappeared, several people showed an interest in buying the property, but when individuals did a title search, there were too many roadblocks. Therefore, interested parties never proceeded with the purchase. In 2003, the house was valued at $500K. Three years later, the asking price would probably be close to $700K. Nevertheless, as time went by, folks lost interest in the house and the odd couple, but soon that would all change. A storm was about to pass through, and if the community was lacking in new chitchat, they were about to be hit with the biggest scandal that would make a soap opera look like child’s play.

Links to Purchase Shades of Deception




Vivienne Diane Neal
About The Author

Vivienne Diane Neal gets her story ideas from observing people, places and things and watching true TV court cases. She has just completed her third book Malicious Acts, an anthology of five short stories that centers on people who will stop at nothing to get what they want. If it means disguising themselves as benevolent individuals and destroying lives along the way, they are up for the thrill. They will use romance, lust, greed and deceit as preludes to suck unsuspecting men and women out of their life’s savings. The release date for Malicious Acts is the winter of 2010.

Her fourth book, Wicked Intent, is a fictional short story about a successful businessman who is set to marry his fiancée of three years, but is sidetracked by a beautiful new arrival, who will brings lust, desire and eroticism into his life but will ultimately destroy his relationship with the one person who has always stood by him. The book is set to be released in the summer of 2011.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Reinvention Summit: 2-Week Virtual Summit on The Future of Storytelling, Nov 11-22, 2010

November 11-22, 2010

The Reinvention Summit is gathering a new tribe of storytellers: change-makers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and creatives who see storytelling as critical to their work and mission. There’s a star-studded line-up of 25+ speakers with diverse backgrounds to lead teleseminars, interviews, and panel discussions that relate to the future of storytelling as our world goes through reinvention. All sessions are recorded for playback. The online summit includes lots of social networking, collaboration, and crowd-sourcing for those who feel inspired to play. Entry-level pricing starts at just $11.11.

To learn more: visit http://www.reinventionsummit.com/

Monday, November 01, 2010

Telltale Signs of a Cheating Spouse by Miss Know It All


Whenever a spouse is cheating, that individual will always send out signals or may say something that might not mean very much at the time, especially if he or she is caught in a compromising situation. Because you believe your relationship is built on trust, you will give your mate the benefit of the doubt. Too often, the signs of cheating are so obvious that a bat could read between the lines, and the explanations given are so ludicrous that they defy logic. One would have to ask, “Does this person really think that I am stuck on stupid?” Yet, many will continue to ignore the ‘in your face’ warnings. Eventually, a spouse will have to face reality and ask, “Is there infidelity going on in our marriage?” Although unfaithfulness occurs on both sides, we are focusing mainly on cheating husbands who have used some of the most dumbfounded excuses to mask their betrayal:

“Honey, I am going fishing with my buddies this weekend.” Ordinarily that might not be a problem, but why would he choose to go fishing on the day of your birthday or worse on your wedding anniversary. Some individuals might say, “Give the guy a break; most men have a temporary lapse of memory when it comes to important dates.” However, if a woman never forgets, why would a man fail to remember such an important day?

You find condoms in the glove compartment of your husband’s car. You and your mate never use condoms. His explanation is that the condoms belong to his male friend, and he is just holding them as a favor. The question to ask, “Would a woman carry her friend’s diaphragm or cervical cap as an act of kindness.”

You find a pair of panties in the back seat of your husband’s car; he tells you they are your gift for Valentine’s Day. The problem is, the panties are a size 5, but you wear a size 16. In addition, nowhere on the label does it indicate that one size five fits all.

Your husband is served with child support papers and you never knew he had an offspring. His response is, “We were separated during that period, but you were still legally married.

You find a shoebox hidden in the basement. In that box are risqué photos of him posing nude with another woman. You confront him, and his response is, “That is not me baby.” You say, “It is you.” He says, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?” When he makes that remark, he has a great big grin on his face.

It is late at night, and you wake up to noises coming from the living room. You go down stairs to check and catch your husband doing a horizontal dance with a strange woman. He looks up and says, “Honey, it is just a dream. Go back to sleep.”

* * * * * *

Have you heard of an unbelievable explanation given by a cheating spouse, when caught in a compromising position? If so, we would like to hear from you. Your name or email will never be published. Only your initials, city or country where you reside will be posted. Send details to hmcsromanceinternational@juno.com Sometime in the in the near future, we will post the results. All information submitted will become the exclusive property of HMCS and may be published in any media without any compensation to the person sharing the details.







Monday, October 25, 2010

An Interview With Clare Dargin, Author of Speculative Sky

We are please to introduce you to Clare Dargin, who is an author of science fiction and science fiction romance books. She was gracious enough to take time out of her busy schedule to allow One World Singles Magazine Blog to talk about her newest work “Speculative Sky” and how she got into writing.






What inspired you to write this book?

Well, ever since I was a child I always wanted to be a writer. It was a dream of mine to be published and to write stories that everyone could enjoy. Speculative Sky was created because I’ve always had a fascination with stories about Extra-Terrestrial Life and S.E.T.I. and I wanted to integrate such a story with a female character as a strong and intelligent lead.


Do you have a specific writing style?


Yes I do but I am not sure what to call it. When people read my work I want them to feel as if they are right there in the midst of it all. I want them to be able to hear, taste, smell and see the action as if it is happening all around them. I also tend to write tight stories with quick pacing. It's what I like to read and consequently how I write.


What is the name of your latest book? And how did you come up with the title?


To be honest I’ve always been attracted and fascinated by the abstract and the symbolic. I wanted the title to be symbolic of what April Mullen, the main character, has to deal with as an Astronomer and all that came with her assignment.


What is Speculative Sky about?


It is about a woman who takes a chance and leaves for an assignment on a science colony far away from Earth. As an astronomer it is her job to monitor the stars at night and to record her findings. Nothing more than that. But when she arrives, she notices that her new home is a bit odd, and that though there is evidence of life out there… they don’t want her to either acknowledge it or do anything about it. She of course finds this troubling.


What books have most influenced your life most?


To be honest, in fiction category, it would have to be the old star wars books that came out in the eighties after Return of the Jedi. The expanded universe books taught me more about atmospheric and expanded universe development then any book I know! I read them over and over again and learned about non-human creature development, planetary science fiction and description of space travel and not to mention how to write a cool leading man. I still read them!

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?


Douglas Preston and/or Lincoln Child. They write incredibly compelling books of which I generally can't put down.


What book are you reading now?


To be honest and I am almost finished with “Book of the Dead” with Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I'll be going through their back list very soon in order to get caught up.


What are your current projects?


Presently I am finishing up the final editing for “Ice and Peace” the sequel to Cold Warriors. As well as having another expanded universe book in the works. Not to mention, two futuristic romances that are completely different from my military fiction.


Do you see writing as a career?


Yes! One day I hope to do it full time.


If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?


Yeah that's why I have to hurry up and get it out of my hands cause I keep changing it!


Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?


As a child my father use to encourage it. I use to write stories for my family and give it to them and they would say “Maybe one day you could get this published!” I was like five.... and then when I was in middle school I found out that S. E. Hinton had been published at sixteen-- I became truly determined then.


Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?


Just get the first draft down on paper and don't be afraid to make stupid mistakes and have dumb lines on paper cause it's the first draft and you are allowing the characters to come alive. Later on you can fix and micro manage but don't try to do it the first time through cause it will stifle your creativity.


Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don't give up on being published! Try every avenue! There is away for you!

Thank you Clare for talking to us and much success to you and your book.



Excerpt from Speculative Sky:



“It’s amazing. You say this happens every day?”


“Night, mostly, but you get the idea,” Bart said, pouring more of the sweet concoction into her glass.


“Do they know about this back home?”


“Sure they do. We send them the data all the time. And they tell us to keep tracking.”

“Why didn’t anyone say anything?”


“About what? A few blips on a screen?” Bart scowled, pouring more into his glass. “How’s that interesting?”


“It’s more than we ever had at home.”


“Trust me, April, it’s nothing.”


“Bart, this is... Has anyone made contact?”


“Don’t talk like that around here. Just leave it alone,” he said, shaking his head. “Calm down, get to know the place. You’ll really like it here. Most people don’t want to go home after being here.”


“I‟m sure that’s the case, but how can I not be excited over this? It’s the find of a lifetime,” April said, reveling in the thought of making contact with extra-terrestrial life.


“You don’t have to try to impress us. Just do your work and you’ll be fine.”


“What does that mean?”


“It means you don’t worry about it. There is plenty of research to be done. You could spend your entire lifetime studying the Jugis Star Cluster alone.”


“Haven’t you ever looked up in the sky and wondered if there was anyone else out there?”


“Of course I have. And if anyone back home asks, tell them it’s just us,” he said, finishing off his drink.


“That’s not what I‟m talking about.”


“I know what you’re talking about and don’t worry about it.”

“What?”

“What you’re thinking. Just don’t do it. I’m telling you, don’t do it.”


Speculative Sky, is now available from Red Rose Publishing


Author’s Links:

The Haven
Clare’s Blog
The Embraced: Scribal Love


Monday, October 11, 2010

Meet Suzy Colella, Author of Sweet Escapes


About the Book

 
Ty Jensen is a career driven, ‘play it safe’ gentleman, who wants nothing more than to protect the lives and properties of the citizens who live there. Gabby Roman is a bride on the run, who can organize anything but her love life. Turning away from one man and falling in love with another, was never Gabby’s intention. However, Gabby Roman just can’t seem to resist, sexy sheriff wannabe, Ty Jensen.

Fleeing from a failed engagement to dazzling artist, Phinn Cartier, who lives fast and loves fast, the professional organizer seeks accidental refuge in Ty Jensen’s small town and to Ty’s surprise…his home. As Ty assists Gabby in mending her broken heart, she inadvertently falls in love with him.

Inexplicably drawn to Gabby, Ty finds himself unraveling the strings, he so carefully has woven and has worked so hard for in his career. Torn between the town he wants to serve and the woman he has fallen for, Ty must choose one or the other.

Sweet Escapes gives the reader a few twists and turns with plenty of sizzle! They will find themselves cheering for one man in one chapter and then changing their team shirts in the next chapter.

About The Author

Suzy Colella, Author
Suzy Colella was born in Northeast Philadelphia and currently lives in Medford, NJ. She graduated cum laude from Holy Family University. She married in 2002 and shortly had her first son, Ryan in 2003. Her second son, Chase was born in 2008.

Suzy taught for 5 years in a Catholic school then decided to take her career in education a bit further by becoming a supervisor in Willingboro Public School. Her time there was brief but she learned a lot about the public school system and her own goals for herself and her children. She now serves as a Supervisor of Community Education and Extended Day Care for Mount Laurel School District. In her spare time…which there is not much (lol)…she enjoys writing contemporary, romance novels.

Where to purchase the book




Monday, September 27, 2010

This Author Loves to Create Her Own Fictional Characters

Meet Nana Malone, Author of Game, Set, Match



About The Book

Off the court, tennis star Jason Cartwright’s playboy image is taking a public beating. On the court, he’s down forty-love. A knee injury is shutting down his game, and the paparazzi are splashing his love life on every magazine. A comeback is in order, but the makeover he needs to save his faltering career is in the hands of the woman he loved and left fifteen years ago.

While single-mom, Izzy Connors, sees people for who they really are through the lens of her camera, even without it, she knows Jason isn’t the star he appears to be. Although his charm and good looks haven’t dimmed since he broke her heart, all she sees is his wasted talent and playboy lifestyle.

Can Izzy put the past behind her and help Jason get his game, and his image, back on track? Or will the click of her camera shatter his world as well as his heart?


About the Author
 
Nana’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is. Though, until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find her acting out scenes for hubby and puppy while catching up on her favorite reality television shows in sunny San Diego.



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Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Meet Stacy-Deanne, an Award-winning Mystery & Suspense Novelist

Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is an award-winning crime/mystery and interracial romance novelist. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Billboard Magazine, Blackbeat Magazine and Disilgold Soul Magazine. In 2006, she was profiled in Heather Covington's "Literary Divas: The Top 100+ African-American Women in Writing". The book was nominated for an NAACP award.

Check out her other two page-turning novels:

Everlasting (Simon and Schuster 2007) centers on two intelligent and worldly Latino teens who fight to be together despite the fact that there families are connected to rival street gangs.

Melody (Simon and Schuster 2008) is a crime/mystery & interracial romance story about a young woman who fights to prove that her sister's new boyfriend is not who he seems to be while protecting her best friend from becoming the latest victim of a serial rapist. Melody was voted one of MyShelf.com's Top Ten Reads of 2008.

Stacy will release her fourth book, "Giving Up the Ghost", the first installment of her crime/mystery and interracial romance series in 2011 with Peace in the Storm Publishing.

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Monday, September 06, 2010

The Advantages of Comparison Engine Websites By Lior Coolman

Online dating websites offer singles a whole new world of flirting fun and dating delights, where the name of the game is choice. Yes, more than anything else, online dating offers choice. And not just access to a huge choice of singles, but also a wide range of online dating sites. There is nothing stopping you from signing up to more than one site. There’s so many sites out there, offering so much, why restrict yourself to just one.

However, because there are so many sites out there, it’s not always easy to figure out the advantage of one over another. Also, if you are not familiar with online dating sites, you might not be aware of all of the features that are on offer and may not have the time to figure it all out.

Well, with comparison engine sites, you don’t have to worry about figuring out all those things because they do the work for you. Comparison engine websites are researched and designed by online dating experts. Their aim is to make it easy for you to see in a flash the features and advantages of various online dating websites.

Take the comparison engine site, The 10 Best Dating Sites (http://www.top10bestdatingsites.com/) as an example. This site focuses on 10 online dating sites: Match.com (http://www.match.com/), Chemistry, eHarmony, Perfect Match, Love and Seek, Zoosk, Spark, Senior People Meet, Friend Finder and Single Parent Meet. An easy to read chart gives key information such as the type of user base, the search criteria, the key audience and the number of users.

By viewing this chart, you can see in an instant that Match.com is the biggest site and has the most diverse user base with more than 25 million members. You can also see that if you are looking for a committed relationship, then Chemistry is possibly the best site for you or if you are Christian, then Love and Seek would probably work better for you. The site also comes with a selection of articles on online dating that will most certainly answer all your online dating questions.

Another comparison engine site is Dateseeker (www.dateseeker.net/dating-sites.html). This site also uses a detailed chart to help you see in a glance all the features of various sites. This site focuses on Match.com, eHarmony, Perfect Match and Lava Life.

Firstly the sites rates (out of 5) the ease of use, popularity, profiles, features and date probability of each site. It also tells you which kind of relationship they site caters for, be it heterosexual, gay or lesbian, a long-term committed relationship or a fleeting affair. It tells you what part of the world the site serves, be it local or international. Finally, it gives you the gender, age, ethnic and income profile that the site targets. Easy viewing in a flash that helps you make that all important choice.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Introducing Bridget Midway, Author of Erotic Romance Novels

Follow her characters as they explore the world of sexual command and scorching sensual pleasures.

In Corporate Seduction, the hero, Winston Biggers, is vice president of Mergers and Acquisitions for Crystal Industries. He’s a man that wants more, more out of his job and more out of his relationship. At work, he’s looking to get promoted. In his personal life, he wants a woman who’s not so compliant…or so he thinks. Maybelline Davenport also wants to move up at work and wonders why her newly-acquired college degree hasn’t help launch her career status. She also wonders if the strong alpha males she reads about in her erotic romance novels actually exist in real life. While waiting for her big break at work, she takes her best friend’s advice and starts working at an exclusive BDSM club called The Oh Club. There she encounters an unexpected client.

In Corporate Desires, Edna “Madame Z” Zulma, who ran The Oh Club, has just been released from prison. Without a dime to her name, she moves back in with her mother, who still treats her as that unruly teenager she last knew her as being. While Edna struggles with her former identity and her new life, she finds a job working for a travel/vacation rental agency where she has even more problems. Her first problem is that her new boss was a former client of her at The Oh Club, and he wants her to resume her dominating duties. Her other problem is that the office manager, Burton McCutcheon, is someone she’s attracted to, but is afraid to start anything with him since they work together. Burton, however, is not only intrigued by Edna, he also has a desire to explore a new BDSM lifestyle and hopes Edna is willing to be his submissive.

And in Corporate Needs, Maybelline’s best friend, Princess Watkins, has a new job working as a Dominatrix for Maybelline this time at her new place, a BDSM bed-and-breakfast. Lately Princess feels like she’s going through the motions at work and thinks her life would be better off if she just lived a “vanilla” lifestyle. When a new Dom, Erik Hendrix, starts working there and threatens to take a higher ranking job, Princess realizes her passion for the Lifestyle and offers him some competition.

Bio:

Don't let the 1940's-sounding name fool you! Though she may sound sweet, Bridget Midway writes what everyone else fantasizes about. An avid writer for all things fun, unusual and passionate, she enjoys making her readers laugh as much as she likes seeing them fan themselves down after reading a hot, sexy scene. She writes long contemporary romance, single-title romance, some light paranormal romances, science fiction, historicals and erotica, all with multi-racial characters and/or with interracial romances (because when you have a box of chocolates, you have to taste each one and enjoy the differences). Some of her short stories have been published in The Sun magazine. She was a finalist for the title of Sexiest Fiction Writer sponsored by BetterSex.com. Visit her online at www.BridgetMidway.com.

Author's Links:

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Surviving a Long Distance Relationship by Allison Schleck

There are many times in life where you are in a fantastic relationship, almost too good to be true, and then the distance divides you. Most couples are unable to bypass the trenches of long distance relationships because they are extremely difficult. However, if your heart is in the right place, then you and your partner can survive a long distance relationship. It takes patience and hard work to make this relationship bloom, but when it does, then spring will never break.

Long distance relationships are worth the heartbreak because when you return to see each other again, you have to realize that not just any couple can live months without seeing each other and still have an amazing connection. The most important rule to live by when in a long distance relationship is making the time to always communicate with your partner. You will have to use all of your resources to keep the love flowing along. Speak on the phone, through video chats, text messages, instant messenger and through good old snail mail. Writing letters to each other are a great physical reminder that your loved one is thinking of you and taking the time out to write to you.

You may not be able to be together physically but this does not mean that you cannot have a presence there with the person you love. Sending care packages are a great way to stay connected. Make sure you send gifts that are meaningful and that will give your loved one the feeling that you are right in their room when they open up the package. Sending something sweet will remind your partner how delectable you are, something silly will remind them of your great sense of humor, spraying your perfume or cologne will remind them of how they feel when you are in their arms and something romantic to remind them of how sensual you are.

Fighting is the easiest way to put distance between the two of you. The more you fight, the more damage you do to your relationship and sometimes you cannot not bridge that gap. There are a lot of feelings including anger and frustration so it takes a great deal of self restraint to remove yourself graciously from a situation that is doomed to end in a fight. Sometimes you cannot control the distance between you and your loved one. A month of fighting is less worse than three or four or even more. Try to see each other at least every two to three weeks. You can survive more months but your relationship will truly be put to the test.

When it is time to see each other again, it should be an emotional and romantic day full of happiness. Even with months of fighting, there will still be joy that this period of distance is over. It may take a couple of days or even weeks to truly get back into synch with your partner. The more time that you spend apart, the more time it will take to adjusting to life together and bringing that physical element back to life. You can survive the distance because it isn’t the distance that will break your love, it is the lack of effort put into your relationship, just like in any relationship, that will break your bond. There are plenty of long distance couples who are thousands of miles apart that have a stronger connection than couples that live close together and see each other on a daily basis.


Allison Schleck is a featured writer for the Dating Websites. Allison is a well-accomplished bilingual writer for magazines, websites and newspapers who teaches Karate Do on her down time.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Dramatic Romantic Endings…Easy to Make Scrumptious Frozen Desserts

One of the coolest ways to end a hearty meal with the love of your life is with a light, refreshing frozen dessert. Try the following recipes. They are delightful and easy to make. Enjoy!


Ice Cream Grand Marnier

4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups heavy cream
l cup sugar
¼ cup Grand Marnier

Combine all ingredients and beat with an electric mixture until well blended, about five minutes. Pour into a plastic ice cream container, cover and place in freezer until partially frozen. Remove and place cream into a chilled bowl. Break up cream with fork and beat or five minutes. Pour into container, cover and return to freezer until cream is semi-firm. Remove and beat again to improve texture. Return to freezer. Freeze until firm. Makes about 1 quart.

Strawberry Sorbet

2 lbs. fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
l cup sugar
l cup apple juice, unsweetened

In a saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients. Cook until strawberries are soft. Remove and let cool. Pour into blender and puree for two minutes. Pour into a plastic ice cream container, cover and place in freezer until partially frozen. Remove and place sorbet into a chilled bowl. Break up the sorbet with fork and beat for five minutes. Pour into container, cover and return to freezer until cream is semi-firm. Remove and beat again to improve texture. Return to freezer. Freeze until firm. Allow soften before serving. Makes about one quart.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Book Trailer Contest On You Gotta Read Videos


There is a book trailer contest and the author of "Shades of Deception," has submitted the video on You Gotta Read Videos which will be on yougottareadvideos.blogspot.com on August 7, 2010. Please vote for the video, Entry No. 7, between August 21 through August 26.

If you have a book trailer that you would like to enter, visit their site now! Good Luck.

And don't forget to vote for Shades of Deception. Thank you!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Our Online Dating Site Has A New Look

One World Singles, our sister online-dating site, has a new look. The redesigned site will make your searching for love, romance, friendship, Internet pals, and companionship, more fun, friendly and easy to navigate.

You will have access to thousands of singles, (18+) from around the world, making your dating experience, a journey to remember.

So, check out the site and tell us what you think. Joining is free. We need your feedback to help us serve you better in meeting your needs.

Thank you for your continued support, and keep those comments coming.